Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I have sold my pretties
The Painted Chair
It was a great place, full of
It was a great fit for me.
I made new friends and customers.
It was the best of both worlds.
For 2 days of the month
I would get to "play" storekeeper!
But now it is time to move on.
The first is one of my favorite places to shop
The Shabby House
I'm such a visionary goon-I saw them and just loved it-
I saw *Farm Chicks* potential!
I just hope the *customers* see it that way!
Here is what I started with:
so many ideas....
This is the 2nd store.My dear friend, Gayle, is going to try her dishes here.
People tell me change is good;
that change is inevitible.
I say it is a new opportunity
to trust and walk in
God's love and faithfulness.
But I trust in you, O Lord
I say, "You are my God,
My times are in your hands."
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Isn't this the cutest little cabinet-
I haven't decided yet about this patio set
I received this award from Lorena and Barbara.
THANKS ladies~it is humbling to know
that you all are reading....
In accepting this award, I agree to:
1. Display logo and link to who gave it
2. Nominate at least 7 blogs
3. Add links to those 7 blogs
4. Leave the nominees a message that they received the award
Lisa-A Thing For Roses
Debbie Kay-My Vintage Daydreams
Debbie-My Shabby Roses
Kathy-Colby Cottage Happenings
Joy-A Day in the Life
Be back soon,
Friday, July 18, 2008
I've been spending some of the hot afternoons
up in my bedroom
(We only have A/C up here~
that is a move up from the "old days"!
as my older kids will attest to...
These old houses can get
up to 90 degrees in the upstairs-
How did they do it
without electricity and area fans?
I digress... I've been doing some past due spring cleaning
and, you know what that leads to...
decorating~I just can't help it!
We haven't done anything in here for quite awhile
so I'm wanting to fluff a bit
and finish up some things.
So I thought I'd show what it looks like right now.
This burgundy dress is a guinne sax
(if you know what that is-we know what age you are!)
I actually wore it to one of my high school dances-
of course, my date was dear hubby!
That tells how sentimental I am
and how I connect *memories* and *things*
The loveseat in the corner
was in my grandmother's house
for as long as I can remember.
She was way ahead of the times, don'tcha think?
We put the bathtub in the room
to be more like a bed and breakfast.
You can tell by the faucet
how many times I have used it:)
My 1/2 bath
the mirror harp we have put in 3 different houses.
We just buy an unfinished oak cabinet base
and then stain it to match.
But I'm thinkin' white paint!
This chandlelier was a surprise present
from my sweet husband.
I came home one day from shopping;
He had painted it & installed it.
Wasn't that sweet?
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
for all of your
love, support and prayers.
Especially for the grandbabies
Everything is going well-
from all painting and blogging
to reflect, re-evaluate, and to seek direction.
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be discouraged
for the LORD, your God
will be with you wherever you go.
Be strong and take heart,
all you who HOPE in the Lord.
I did work on this new header this week-
I still want to get a background
but I just can't figure that part out!
I'll be back next week with my 100th post!
That went quickly!
Have a great weekend!
Lemon Meringue Ice CreamMERINGUE
2 egg whites
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 c. sugar
Put a rack in middle of oven, preheat to 250 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat whites and salt in med. bowl with an mixer at med. speed until whites hold soft peaks. Add sugar 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating at high speed until meringue holds stiff, glossy peaks, about 1 minute. Spread meringue into a 9in. round on parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake until firm to touch, about 1 hour. Turn off oven and let meringue stand in oven 1 hour. Transfer meringue (on parchement) to a rack to cool completely.
Peel off parchment and, working over a bowl, break meringue into
1/2-to1 in. pieces.
1 1/2c. heavy cream
1 c. whole milk
4 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/8 tsp. salt
6 egg yolks
2/3c. lemon juice
Combine cream, milk, sugar, zest, and salt in 2-3qt. heavy saucepan, bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, whisk yolks in med. metal bowl until smooth. Add hot cream mixture to yolks in a slow stream, whisking constantly, then pour back into pan. Cook custard over moderate low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard is thick enough to coat back of spoon
(170 F). Do not let boil.
Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into clean metal bowl and stir in lemon juice. Cool custard to room temperature, then refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours
Freeze custard in ice cream maker.
Transfer ice cream to bowl and top with meringue.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I fight it with all I have in me.
I am loyal to a fault because of it...
I want to fix it, to salvage it, to keep it
some quite unexpected news.
But a dear friend shared this
(in another context)
but how good is our God
I needed *this*
Friday, July 4, 2008
Stand beside her,
with a light from above .
From the mountains,
to the prairies,
to the oceans white with foam,
God Bless America,
My Home sweet Home.
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer.
Have a glorious day of celebrating!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
It was from that salvage yard sale~
My husband added the hooksA quick coat of white paint
and it's ready for its new life!